Saturday, September 13, 2014

Gelataio - Pistachio, Chocolate Mini Pops - Sept. 13, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Pistachio Mini Pop, Chocolate Mini Pop
Weight: 2 oz. (56.6 g.) (estimate) for 2 pieces
Calories: 290 calories (estimate) for 2 pieces
Cost: $5.70 total for 2 Mini Pops
Purchased from: Gelataio, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Pistachio Theme Week.

I'm in awe of entrepreneurs that jump through all the hoops necessary to open a business. So, it's always exciting to visit a new business. Gelataio, in downtown Palo Alto, CA, opened five weeks ago. I walked into a clean, modern, attractive interior and met co-founder Christianne Mares.

I was hoping to order a cup scoop of Pistachio gelato and a scoop of Chocolate gelato. Sadly, there was no freshly made Pistachio gelato on the menu today. Happily, there was one remaining Pistachio Mini Pop, and I sampled this with a Chocolate Mini Pop instead.

Both were slim white chocolate covered rectangles of gelato on a stick. The Pistachio Pop was a vision in white, and adorned with a single green nut. My favorite, was the Chocolate Pop, drizzled with chocolate. The dark chocolate gelato filling was smooth, creamy and flavorful.

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